A Houston woman who was seriously injured Thursday in a crash southeast of her hometown faces several charges, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Shelly J. Laurent, 55, was the driver of a northbound truck that ran off the right side of Highway DD, overcorrected and overturned, ejecting the driver, said Cpl. Curtis Haden.
Laurent was flown to Cox South after the 4 p.m. crash about a mile off Highway 17.
She is charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia – methamphetamine, DWI, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and wearing no seatbelt, Haden said.
The truck had extensive damage.
EARLIER: Emergency personnel were called at about 4:15 p.m. to a wreck on Highway DD southeast of Houston.
The wreck was a short distance from Highway 17.
A vehicle was reported on its top; and a medical helicopter called to the scene, authorities said.
Fire departments from Houston and Tyrone were called.